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The Tiger:  You are a PROTEIN Type

Tigers are Carnivores, and so are you!  10% of all the people in the world are Tigers or carnivores.

As a Tiger, your plate should consist of:

  • 30% veggies and complex carbohydrates
  • 40% protein
  • 30% fat

A Tiger is considered a “Protein Type”. In the blood, Tigers are the APOE 2 type.  The protein type of eating following the proper amount of macros (as listed above) will nourish your “Tiger” needs, prevent and reverse chronic disease and pain.

 More about Tigers & The Protein Individual: VHP tiger

  • A strong appetite
  • A preference for salty, fatty foods
  • Issues with fatigue, anxiety or nervousness
  • Are more susceptible to type 2 diabetes and other conditions like high triglycerides, high insulin, insulin resistance and high blood sugar.
  • Family history of diabetes is very common in Tigers
  • Responds extremely well to exercise
  • Cannot tolerate many carbs

Good News: Tigers have great heart disease prevention as long as sugars stay under control.

A lower carbohydrate diet (in relation to protein and fat) prevents blood sugar spikes/drops, stabilizes energy, appetite and cravings

As a protein type, your body converts sugars into energy too quickly. Heavier foods were rich in protein and fat slow down the rate of oxidation.

Tiger Meal Guidelines:

• Eat Protein at every meal
• Do not eat carbohydrates alone. Ex: Don’t eat just an apple, eat an apple with nut butter (healthy fat) or protein (egg).

• Choose carbohydrates wisely. Non-starchy are best (all veggies, squashes, root vegetables etc).

You can still have occasional low sugar fruit like berries but in lower quantity.
• Beware of bread and grains; Tigers really should avoid them if at all possible due to the high glycemic index and the conversion to sugar.
• Freely use HEALTHY fats and oils.
• It is recommended that you eat your protein and fat first, then your carbohydrates.

Additional Tiger Risk

APOE2 – All variants with the “2” (2/4, 2/3 and 2/2) have increased chronic disease risk with the highest % in the 2/2 homozygotes

  • Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Orange discoloration within skin creases (called palmar xanthomata) caused by high insulin
  • Psoriasis risk elevated
  • Multiple Sclerosis – higher frequency but less severe
  • Vertebral Fractures – 2 times more frequent
  • Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s
  • Less amyloid-beta deposits in the brain
  • Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
  • Increased risk of Diabetes
  • Elevated insulin levels
  • Elevated Triglycerides

A poor lifestyle, regardless of genetics, elevates your risk of all conditions. Lack of exercise, smoking, poor nutrition habits or overeating cause havoc for everyone, but Tigers in particular.

Follow the “Tiger” recipes & way of living, and you will find your balance and improve your health!

Click below to access the APOE 2 Tiger Handout:

APOE 2 Tiger Diet